You’ve always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, there are so many people that don’t follow this rule! They say that they just don’t have time and grab a cup of coffee and a doughnut as they are heading out the door – if they eat anything at all! Eating healthy first thing in the morning is quite doable – even if you are super busy and always fighting the clock. Read on to find out how.
One of the things that you need in your diet is protein. And, this is super easy to do. You can have some hard boiled eggs cooked ahead of time and in the refrigerator. As you are heading out the door – just grab one or two and they are easy to eat on the road. Or if you are a toast person – spread some peanut butter on that bread. Peanut butter is a great source of protein and will make you feel full longer.
Grains and calcium are pretty easy to fit into your morning with if you are a cereal eater. You get the grains from cereal and calcium from your milk. Yogurt is also a good source of calcium and easy to eat on the run. Whole grain muffins are also an excellent way to get your grains – and can also be made the night before and grabbed on the run.
Fruits can be fairly easy to fit into your morning routine. If you are eating cereal – just put add some fruit to it. You can also have some fruit cut up the night before and eat with your breakfast. Also, apples and bananas are easy to take on the go if you don’t have time for a sit down breakfast. And, don’t forget the fruit juice in the morning – an excellent way to get a serving of fruit into your day.
As you can see – it can be fairly easy to fit the servings of the food groups that you need into your morning meal. There’s no need to skip breakfast – which you know is not good for you. You need this meal to energize you for the day and to jump start your metabolism. With a little proper planning and the correct grocery shopping – you can get a healthy breakfast. And, probably faster than heading through that drive through at the fast food restaurant for something that is not good for you!